UK Reviews

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Aladdin

“Everything you could wish for in a panto” is what the blurb says and, no doubt about it, that’s absolutely right!  Aladdin is a wonderful blend of th...
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Timon of Athens

One of the most difficult and least-performed of Shakespeare’s plays and one that is now thought to have been a partial collaboration with Thomas Midd...
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A Christmas Carol

This is the perfect Christmas treat for young and old. The production is visually striking, evoking brilliantly the bustle of 19th century London, the...
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Anthony and Cleopatra

Simon Godwin’s Antony and Cleopatra is an intricate masterpiece that makes good use of heavy-hitting actors while also boasting a marvellous set desig...
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Murder for Two

Much is made in the programme for Murder for Two – the show which has just ensconced itself for Christmas at The Other Palace’s downstairs studio - ab...
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The Double Dealer

The Double Dealer is one of those plays that you rarely have the chance to see on stage. Written in 1693 by William Congreve, it is indeed rarely perf...
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Sleeping Beauty

Theatre Royal Stratford East's 'Sleeping Beauty' is a roaring, gorgeous piece of work, balancing the gaudy license of traditional panto with some trul...
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Nativity! The Musical

My first description of Nativity! The Musical, if I had to give a fifteen second elevator pitch, would be to say this: Monty Python meets St Trinian’s...
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La Bohème

This well-known and long-standing opera has truly stood the test time; even though this is the fourth revival of Miller’s adaptation, La Bohème still ...
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Dirty Dancing

The material is not to everyone’s taste, so stay away if you hated the film. But interestingly, this was not an exact clone of the movie (though prett...